Masseter Muscle Relaxing Injections

Relief from symptoms of clenching and grinding

Many patients at some point in their life will experience some form of bruxism.

Every individual will experience different levels of damage and/or pain from this including jaw pain, clicking or popping in the jaw joint, neck pain, headaches, painful teeth, damaged teeth, ear pain and ringing in the ears. Some patients may not feel any of these symptoms and may be advised by their dentist that their teeth are showing signs of bruxism.

Once diagnosed there are a few different treatment options, one being muscle relaxant injections, a temporary, minimally invasive procedure. We use a sterile pharmaceutical grade protein injected into a targeted muscle using a very fine, sterile needle. This reduces the ability of the targeted muscle to contract by relaxing it.

How long does it take to see results?

It takes approximately 2 weeks to start to feel the effects of this treatment. Results may vary for each individual, and can last from several weeks up to several months.

Other types of treatments to assist with Teeth clenching/grinding are night guards, massage, pain relief medications, and surgery. Whilst the most conservative treatments are recommended first, some patients may require a combination of treatments to control their symptoms and prevent future damage. It is vital to consult your dentist before proceeding with any treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Many patients report that the injections do “sting” while the medication is being administered, however, this only lasts a few seconds.
You will notice a softening of the jaw muscle as the muscles relax, however, you will still be able to chew and eat as normal.
Every patient is different, and some patients require re-treatment more often than others. On average patients may require a top-up after 4-6 months if they start to notice symptoms returning.
Yes, it can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles to prevent excessive movement which causes wrinkles over time. It is the same process that helps with jaw pain. By relaxing the muscle your jaw muscle is unable to clench as tightly as before, therefore protecting your teeth from damage and alleviating pain.

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